Thursday, December 16, 2004

Verizon Wireless Extends EVDO in California

Verizon Wireless announced the extension of its BroadbandAccess EVDO wireless service to nearly all of Los Angeles County and, for the first time, portions of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. California. Verizon Wireless said its BroadbandAccess wireless service is now providing typical download speeds of 300 - 500 kbps throughout nearly 4,400 square miles of Southern California.

In addition to its ongoing annual capital investment program to build network capacity and coverage, Verizon Wireless expects to invest $1 billion through 2005 to further deploy its EV-DO technology nationally. In California, the company has invested $3 billion in its network since the company was founded in mid-2000.

BroadbandAccess service is priced at $79.99 monthly access for unlimited use with a 1- or 2-year customer agreement. The notebook interface card is priced at $49.99 with a 2-year customer agreement or $99.99 with a 1-year customer agreement after $150 mail-in rebate.

Verizon Wireless' BroadbandAccess is currently available in 17 cities across the U.S. and in over 25 major airports.


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